Spring has finally sprung, and I don’t know about you but since the snow finally has dissolved, I have been on the war path to purge everything useless in my house! It’s not only snow that accumulates over the winter months! I find in my house as the snow builds up outside, so does much unnecessary clutter inside. I guess during this season I don’t take the time to remove these things from my surroundings and eventually I feel the walls of my home closing in on me.
I’ve always been a minimalist. I have no problem donating, giving, or throwing things that aren’t of use to me any longer or giving them away to someone that would use it. I enjoy space, and as we get the extra space outside from the snow melting the more I seem to crave more space in my house. I want my home to feel free and spacious just like the great outdoors. This is how I am most comfortable.
As I frantically attack each and every room of my house, it gives me time to think about the importance of spring cleaning our emotional lives as well. How many of us carry around clutter in our hearts? How many let life experiences fill our souls with bitterness, anger, grief, shame, or guilt? These low vibrating emotions should have no place in your home, and you have to clean them out ASAP. They do very damaging effects on our health, mind and well-being.
We all have regrets from past experiences that we keep stored away in our subconscious that has no need to be there, but you have to start to live in the now and not in the past. Start to spring clean your subconscious and realize that these mistakes were exactly what you needed in your life at the exact time they happened in your life. It was all in the divine plan. Don’t hold onto them and store them away. Your house has no need for these items, and it is time to clean them out of your mental home. I promise you will never use them again.
Now that it is May, what better time to spring clean our souls! We have to know that all the things of our past is our way of evolving. It is our method of growing as a human. It is the path that we needed to take to get to where we are today. We don’t need to collect anything from these events to keep as momentums or souvenirs. There is no need to be sentimental at all. We just learn from these events and move on. It is not necessary to store away any negativity from these events in our soul’s home!
I love the teachings in A Course in Miracles and this teaching is perfect for stressing the importance of removing this negative clutter in our minds, “Into this empty space, from which the goal of sin has been removed, is Heaven free to be remembered. Here its peace can come, and perfect healing take the place of death.” T567
Please, take time to start to spring clean your soul and remove this thought of sin! We don’t need to have any clutter from our past hanging around any longer. It’s time to start living in the now. Clean out those negative emotions from your past, throw them away and never look back. Realize your past does not define who you are, rather who you are now is all that matters!
Your ego wants to hold you captive in your past and let your shame, guilt and bitterness steal your joy. You can’t let this win. Spring cleaning this ego out of your life will be liberating! You have to learn to forgive yourself for your past mistakes, but the first step in learning to forgive yourself is learning to forgive others.
You can’t let what other people do affect you in any way, even if it seems like it is against you. You also can’t store away the bitterness and anger towards others if you don’t want to hold onto your own negative emotions. It is also important to let go of the negative emotions that others brought out in you. It might be a hard concept to grasp, but you have to realize that was the path the person was on at the time that they hurt you. It was what they needed to do for themselves to grow and it really is nothing personal. It was their worldly walk, but sadly they had to do it to someone, and you just happened to be the person. Look at it in the positive sense. You were the universe’s way of helping someone take a step closer to transforming themselves into all that they were created to become.
Once you spring clean your soul and free yourself from this ego, and the thoughts that your past mistakes are not forgiven, you will be able to remember the beautiful Heaven that is inside of each and every one of us. That is when your true peace will be found. It’s really the most liberating feeling when you clean out the things in your life that serve no purpose and are not needed any more. Give it a try and see for yourself!